2 Corinthians 5:19 King James Version

To wit, that God was in Christ, reconciling the world unto himself, not imputing their trespasses unto them; and hath committed unto us the word of reconciliation.

This verse is often understood to express the idea that God, through Christ, reconciled the world to Himself. The term "reconciliation" here refers to the restoration of a friendly relationship between God and humanity. The verse emphasizes that God, in His mercy, does not hold people's trespasses against them. Instead, through Christ, there is an opportunity for reconciliation between humans and God. Additionally, it mentions that believers are entrusted with the "word of reconciliation," suggesting a responsibility to share the message of God's reconciling love with others.

Jesus states that the words He speaks and the works He does are not of His own initiative but are the result of the Father dwelling in Him. This highlights the divine nature of Jesus and His complete alignment with the will of the Father.

John 14:10 King James Version

Believest thou not that I am in the Father, and the Father in me? the words that I speak unto you I speak not of myself: but the Father that dwelleth in me, he doeth the works.

What was Jesus' mission in saying that He was 'in the Father' according to John 14:10 in the Bible?

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    I am not sure that John 14:10 is a mission statement of Jesus - that is found in John 3:15-17. (similar to 2 Cor 5:19.) In John 14:10 is more a statement of means - the way that Jesus accomplished His mission by obeying the Father and setting sinners an example to follow.
    – Dottard
    Jan 17 at 20:57
  • I understand a little bit. What was Jesus' role in the Father?
    – Betho's
    Jan 17 at 22:38
  • The issue is being clouded by the addition of words (and therefore concepts) which are not expressed in scripture viz : the restoration of a friendly relationship between God and humanity and an opportunity for reconciliation and Jesus' mission. By adding such words, the meaning of the text is clouded. It would be better to simply state the text and focus on what it actually means. . . . . . . .
    – Nigel J
    Jan 17 at 23:33
  • Through the Logos, Jesus fulfills a significant role within the Father
    – Betho's
    Jan 18 at 1:14
  • Since you focus only one part of what Jesus says in 14:10, it appears you are intenionally misstating the verse. You highlight one side “I am (note the ellipsis) in the Father…” and dismiss what is simultaneously true “and the Father in me is.” You cannot speak of a one-sided mission. Jan 21 at 14:54

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essentially the same as John 10:30. Jesus is the new man, with a spirit united morally and spiritually with the Word who is God. So unlike us, inundated with sin and sinful inclination, Jesus’ spirit is constantly humanly initiated by the divine nature intrinsic to his being, though the two natures are distinct within him. Thus, the divine will is clear to his humanity and is his desire. He is therefore the perfect human son, making the way for sonship as he demonstrated it perfectly. He humanly always does what pleases the Father and through that unity displays Him.

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